Cinderella's Closet distributes free prom dresses and shoes to high school juniors and seniors.

Dean Knuth Arizona Daily Star

Going to prom is something many high school students dream about. But, many families can't afford to go out and get a dress and the accessories to go with it.

Enter Cinderella's Closet, a community program that collects and distributes prom dresses to Tucson area high school students for free. It was started by two sisters, Melissa Tureaud and Jennifer Megaw. They loved the idea of Cinderella's fairy godmother making her dream to attend the ball come true. So, they started the organization to do just that.

"We provide dresses and accessories to enable girls to attend their high school proms and at the same time, provide a way to recycle dresses and accessories that are nearly new," they said.

Free dresses will be handed out for two days in March at the following events:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 at Tucson College, 5151 E. Broadway, suite 155.

Noon to 3 p.m. March 16 at State Farm Insurance, 7485 E. Broadway.

No registration is necessary and dresses are handed out on a first come first served basis.

Those who want to donate dresses and accessories to Cinderella's Closet can drop them off at Melissa Tureaud  State Farm Agency, 7485 E. Broadway. Donations are being accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Click here for more information. 

Contact reporter Angela Pittenger at 573-4137 or Follow her on Twitter @CentsibleMama or on Facebook at

Families and schools reporter for #ThisIsTucson. Artist, photographer, mother of one.